Le Monde is publishing an interesting simulation game, in the wake of the broad “national debate” launched by the French government earlier this month. The interactive tool lets readers assemble their political corpus from a list of flagship measures, and measure their impact on the national budget.

The interface is fairly simple: a card for each measure and a bubble chart for the budget overview. It works well to illustrate the basic idea of balancing a budget. It’s also very effective at comparing the respective impact of the measures, by repeating the chart on every card.

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